Good mental health is in everyone’s interest.
One in five people will have a mental illness in any given year that, if left untreated, can lead to lost productivity, broken relationships, significant dysfunction and continuing effect on children in care.
Studies consistently reaffirm our experience that adults and youth with serious mental illness who do not receive mental health care are twice as likely to spend time in jails and prisons at a much greater cost to taxpayers.
The Texas Council leads statewide efforts to create opportunities for expanded sources of funding to:
- Address local behavioral needs in the community,
- Develop legislative and administrative recommendations related to behavioral health service provisions, and
- Ensure that Community-based Mental Health Centers (CMHC) provide for those in need of behavioral health services.